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Album Review

It's no secret that Sting is a serious man, so it's only logical that his holiday album — his first new music since the Police reunion, not that it really matters — is a serious endeavor, thank you. No niceties for him, no comforts of carols; he favors formal over familiar, writing madrigals, not ditties. The austerity here is genuine, not affected, and the cerebral nature of the album is gently fascinating.

Customer Reviews

Stuck in his own hurdy gurdy

Remember vinyl? Well imagine a 45rpm single being played at 33rpm and you have drawn out moanful picture of Sting's voice here. The version of Hounds of Winter is a stand out in a very small crowd.

Bring back the Gregorian chants

Oh Sting! Oh Sting! On behalf of the Monks from the Dark Ages.... Thank You! LOL
I'm a huge fan Sting but this album should be buried in a hole. Forget about the anxious child this is dispiriting and depressing. The hounds doeth Howl!!!!


I quite like this album, very much in the style of Songs from the Labrynth. Not for everyone I would say, but an interesting listen anyway with some interesting songs. An album to listen to on a gloomy winter's day when you feel like listening to old music.


Born: 02 October 1951 in Wallsend, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After disbanding the Police at the peak of their popularity in 1984, Sting quickly established himself as a viable solo artist, one obsessed with expanding the boundaries of pop music. Sting incorporated heavy elements of jazz, classical, and worldbeat into his music, writing lyrics that were literate and self-consciously meaningful, and he was never afraid to emphasize this fact in the press. For such unabashed ambition, he was equally loved and reviled, with supporters believing that he was at...
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